Obama wins New Hampshire (eight months later)

The Granite State casts all its votes at the convention for Barack Obama, in a sign of unity after Hillary Clinton won its primary.

Published August 27, 2008 10:38PM (EDT)

DENVER -- The primary campaign might have been all over in January if Barack Obama had beaten Hillary Clinton in the Jan. 8 primary. So when the Granite State announced it had cast all 30 of its votes for Obama during the convention roll call, the crowd at the Pepsi Center let out a roar. It was yet another show of unity in a convention that's been carefully choreographed to produce plenty of them.

The vote also moved the roll call a few states closer to officially putting Obama over the top, which should happen any minute now when Clinton casts New York's votes.

By Mike Madden

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